Literary and Art Works Solicited for Mercer County Literary Journal
WINDSOR, N.J. - Area writers and artists are invited to submit their
work for possible publication in The Kelsey Review, a Mercer County
literary magazine. The review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative
non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings
(suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons.
to Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews, The Kelsey Review editors
and English professors at Mercer County Community College, the major
requirements for inclusion are that the material be of high quality
and that the writers or artists live or work in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Carmien and Mathews encourage all area writers and artists to submit
their work. "We look for work that is surprising and innovative,
that takes familiar themes in unusual directions, makes intriguing use
of language and description, or invites us into realms we have never
visited. Whether you are a first-time author or an old pro, it's the
ideas and artistry that matter most."
Journal selections are made by a five-person editorial board composed
of Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews; Luray Gross, a published
poet who is "Poet in the Schools" for the Geraldine R. Dodge
Foundation; Ellen Jacko, English teacher at Allentown High School; and
Robbie Clipper Sethi, English professor at Rider University, novelist,
poet and short story writer.
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2007. Responses are made no later
than August 15. Fiction must be limited to 4,000 words. Creative non-fiction
essays must be limited to 2,500 words. Poetry should be limited to no
more than six pieces. No submissions should be simultaneously submitted
for publication elsewhere, or have been previously published.
Send only disposable manuscripts (not the only copy, and no electronic
submissions) of poetry and prose and legible copies of art to: The Kelsey
Review, Liberal Arts Division, Mercer County Community College, PO Box
B, Trenton, NJ 08690. A cover letter should include all contact information
including e-mail address and a short biography that begins with your
name. A self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope should be enclosed for
response. Published annually in September, the Kelsey Review is distributed
free at libraries and bookstores.
After work is accepted The Kelsey Review requires an electronic version
(MS Word or .RTF file) for scanning. All rights are retained by the
Area residents and groups are encouraged to support the arts in Mercer
County by sponsoring The Kelsey Review. Sponsors help to underwrite
the costs of publishing and distributing this unique literary arts journal.
Sponsor names and logos will be included in the inside cover of the
next issue. Contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609)
586-4800 ext. 3594 for more information.
Funding for The Kelsey Review has been made possible in part by the
Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from
the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State
Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National
Endowment of the Arts.
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